Covid Family Resources
Using a Mobile Device
You will have to go into settings to add your GCPS student gmail account. Directions are linked above
Please remember to update to the highest Chrome Browser. and update your device.
Download these apps: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Slides, and Google Docs
*you may need to download other apps depending on your assignments.
Can't get to your Google Classroom
If you can't get into Google Classroom please add a new user in Chrome or go in as a GUEST.
Your child's email for their user name is: firstname.lastname(last 4 digits)@g.gcpsk12.org
Username: ex. email@example.com
Password is your student's lunch number.
How to join a Google Classroom
How to answer in a discussion or add video notes
Free Internet for new customers for 60 days from ComcastStaying Connected During the Coronavirus Situation
As the country deals with the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect more low-income families to the Internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed of the program to 25 Mbps downloads, and 3 Mbps uploads for all new and existing customers.
After your first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer. You will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment.
How will it work for students?
- On a Digital Learning Day, teachers will post assignments on their eCLASS C&I course pages. Elementary school assignments will be posted by 9 a.m.
- Teachers will be online betweent the hours of 8 am-3 pm to answer any of your questions.
- Students will use the My eCLASS student portal to log in to their eCLASS C&I course pages where they will access assignments, resources, and other materials.
- Please look in the Activity Feed to see teacher instructions for the day.
- If a student does not have access to a computer or device (tablet, smartphone, etc.), teachers may provide alternative ways to access assignments (e.g., via email).
- If your child is using a phone, tablet, iPad and needs to work on a Google Slide, please make sure you download the Google Slide, Google Drive, Google Meet, Google Doc, and the Google Classroom App
- Please remember to update you devices to the lastest version of Chrome.
Student work will be expected to be turned in to the teacher (either digitally or in person) as explained by the teacher. Teachers will share additional information with students about Digital Learning Days, including how they will support student learning during the day. (For example, some teachers may set up a discussion board while others may use online conference tools or be available via phone.)
Parents and students who need a refresher course on how to access eCLASS C&I course pages can go to the following web page for helpful resources and information:
If you still have any questions please contact your child's teacher/s: STAFF DIRECTORY
RESOURCE FOR FREE COMPUTERS FOR K-12 STUDENTS
PCs for People
PCs for People is a national, nonprofit organization that has provided over 174,000 individuals with PCs by recycling donated computers. To be eligible for this program, you must be 200 percent below the poverty line or enrolled in an assistance program. While you can get a computer online, you will be required to provide a photo ID and eligibility document dated within last six months.
Computers With Causes
A gifting program run through donations, Computers with Causes offers free computers to families that meet their eligibility requirements. This organization offers tablets, computers, laptops, etc. This is a need-based program which requires you to complete a contact form and describe your need. While the program doesn't list a specific income requirement, it does state it caters to those who are truly in need and computer gifts are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The On It Foundation
Catering to K-12 students and family, The On It Foundation provides donated computers at-risk youth and families in need. To qualify for a free computer, you must be a K-12 student in a public school and be on the free or reduced lunch program. In order to apply for the program, parents must submit a letter of request. This letter must explain their specific need and how the computer could benefit the child.
Komputers 4 R Kids
Located in Southern California, Komputers 4 R Kids provides refurbished computers for no and low cost to students and family with lower incomes. Qualifying students will receive a desktop computer bundle with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and PC. To qualify for the program, you must complete an application with information on income, disabilities, children in the home, and other hardships your children might be facing.
In addition to offering services like gift vehicles and disabilities assistance, With Causes offers reused and recycled computers for at-risk youth and families. This service is offered on a case-by-case basis and you must prove your hardships and need. To apply for a free computer, you need to complete an online form.